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The Telecom Digest for February 29, 2012
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Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:01:12 +1100 From: David Clayton <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: GPS jammers and spoofers threaten infrastructure, say researchers Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > ***** Moderator's Note ***** .......... > As for GPS jamming, I'm tempted to say "What did you expect?", but I'm > old enough to know that it's not that simple. Large trucking firms are > always seeking efficiencies, and the mid-level managers who make buying > decisions (for the "Tattler" GPS systems that are installed on trucks) > are under constant scrutiny by their superiors, and live in a world > where they are expected to have an explanation ready for every possible > delay, breakdown, gas-price increase, and flat tire: I think they are > jealous of the relative freedom they think the drivers enjoy, and > compensate by trying to keep the drivers under an electronic thumb. > > The truck drivers, who are in a world where their doctors lecture them > about weight, and their wives about long absences, and where they must > balance their boss' demands for "More!" against government regulations > concerning speed and rest, are the kind of people who like being > competent, dependable, and alone. The intrusion of GPS trackers into > their world could be the subject of a doctoral dissertation: suffice to > say that we all know you can't treat people like cattle. > > Bill Horne > Moderator In Australia there is a major problem of truckies being given impossible timetables and workloads so the use of illegal substances like amphetamines in the industry is rife. Here GPS tracking may actually force the shady side of the industry to clean up their act and it may cut down on the number of horrific crashes on the major trucking routes between the 3 big cities. -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have. ***** Moderator's Note ***** "I got ten forward gears And a Georgia overdrive I'm taking little white pills And my eyes are open wide I just passed a 'Gimmy' and a 'White' I've been passin' everything in sight Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight" - Earl Green and Carl Montgomery Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:21:01 -0500 From: "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: GPS jammers and spoofers threaten infrastructure, say researchers Message-ID: <elmop-4F8658.email@example.com> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David Clayton <email@example.com> wrote: > In Australia there is a major problem of truckies being given impossible > timetables and workloads so the use of illegal substances like > amphetamines in the industry is rife. Here GPS tracking may actually force > the shady side of the industry to clean up their act and it may cut down > on the number of horrific crashes on the major trucking routes between the > 3 big cities. not nearly as well as cutting down the size of the damn road trains.
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:46:34 -0500 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: More on ACTA Message-ID: <email@example.com> The European Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is now running into some late opposition much as its US counterparts SOPA and PIPA did earlier: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/02/27/controversial-acta-is-referred-to-the-european-court-of-justice/ Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
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